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Another AT&T Poll/ Ralph Nader

by Glenda / February 28, 2004 1:41 AM PST

DAILY POLL

Do you think Ralph Nadar made the right choice in entering the race for president?

Yes:
30%
No:
60%
Not sure:
9%

Total Voters: 9928

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Re:Another AT&T Poll/ Ralph Nader
by Mary Kay / February 28, 2004 4:12 AM PST

This really surprised me that almost a 1/3 of the respondents thought it was good

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Re:Re:Another AT&T Poll/ Ralph Nader
by Glenda / February 28, 2004 4:18 AM PST

I agree Mary Kay! Ralph Nader doesn't have a chance! Who understands these guy's?? LOL
What a waste of money:(
Glenda

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Re: 30% 'yes'
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 28, 2004 7:02 AM PST

Hi, Mary Kay.

95% of the 30% are Bush backers!

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NT Just for the record I voted No! :)
by Glenda / February 28, 2004 7:16 AM PST
In reply to: Re: 30% 'yes'
Happy
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Re: For the record I voted No! :) I did more than that...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 28, 2004 1:13 PM PST

Hi, Glenda.

I went to his web site and left a message (w/o an e-mail addy, of course, so I won't get lots of please for financial support) telling him he is a selfish egomaniac.

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NT Good for you! I never thought of doing that! :)
by Glenda / February 28, 2004 10:15 PM PST
Happy
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Just guessing ...
by Evie / February 28, 2004 10:42 PM PST

... but if the politics of the man ate into Bush's base, you would be praising him for his heroic efforts!

Evie Happy

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Re:Just guessing ...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 29, 2004 6:26 AM PST
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Hi, Evie.

Your guess is somewhat incorrect, as I considered Perot an egomaniac, though I'm not sure about the "selfish" part. Ralph Nader is to Democrats/liberals as Pat Buchanan is to republicans/conservatives.

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I must wonder, Dave...
by J. Vega / February 29, 2004 12:21 AM PST

Dave, I must wonder, did you do the same with Ross Perot? Why not?

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Re: I must wonder, Dave...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 29, 2004 6:29 AM PST
In reply to: I must wonder, Dave...

Hi, J.

As I indicated, I consider Perot an egomaniac, but he really did have some structural issues that were worthwhile (at least the first time). I believe he also cut about equally into both parties, btw. Nader, OTOH, is >90% aligned with the positions of one of the candidates, and <10% with the other. Nonethless, he's willing to accept the guy he agrees with <10% of the time -- that's extremism personified.

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NT Was he a selfish egomaniac when you voted for him?
by Cindi Haynes / February 29, 2004 3:05 AM PST

.

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Re: when you voted for him? -- I only technically voted for him...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 29, 2004 6:33 AM PST

Hi, Cindi.

Given the electoral college and the polls, voting for Gore in Texas would have been a totally wasted vote. So I worked a swap with a Nader voter in Oregon, which was very close (wish it had been FL or NH!) who supposedly voted for Gore where it would do a lot more good than my wasted vote in TX. And yes, Nader was an egomaniac then, too!

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Re:Re: when you voted for him? -- I only technically voted for him...
by Roger NC / February 29, 2004 6:58 AM PST

"...voting for Gore in Texas would have been a totally wasted vote."

So how was voting for Nader not a wasted vote? without even getting into the legality or otherwise of 'swapping votes'.


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Interesting agreement, Dave...
by J. Vega / February 29, 2004 7:35 AM PST

Interesting agreement, Dave. Would it be acceptable to "trade" a vote for President for a vote for, say Governor? Something about the legality of an agreement to obtain votes by giving something in return across state lines strikes me as possibly legally problematic.

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Re:Re: For the record I voted No! :) I did more than that...
by Edward ODaniel / February 29, 2004 4:52 AM PST

As someone who voted for him (your own claim) and someone who had railed about "free speech" and "voter disenfranchisement" and so forth did you happen to sign the message as "A situational hypocrit"?

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